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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    C-
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
The Brooklyn Latin School is a top rated, public school located in Brooklyn, NY. It has 699 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 20 to 1. According to state test scores, 95% of students are at least proficient in math and 95% in reading.

The Brooklyn Latin School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
95%
Percent Proficient - Math
95%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1320
314 responses
Average ACT
29
36 responses
AP Enrollment
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    C-
Median Household Income
$67,302
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,689
National
$949
Median Home Value
$938,809
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
94%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.31 responses
Poll
81%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.31 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 81 responses
  • March madness
    35%
  • Public declamation
    21%
  • Discipuli v. Magistri Soccer Game
    19%
  • Senior swag day
    7%
  • Showcases
    7%
  • Prize night
    5%
  • Spirit Week
    4%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
699
Free or Reduced Lunch
60%
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.33 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.33 responses
48%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.33 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$76,706
Teachers in First/Second Year
21.7%
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.35 responses
94%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.35 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.35 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
National
$12,239
72%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.39 responses
28%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.39 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.39 responses
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The academics in Brooklyn Latin were rigorous as they require you to think critically and challenge yourself to prepare for the future. Many of the teachers were respectful of their students and actually care for them. Additionally, this school requires students to wear uniforms except on certain occasions, such as dress-down days or March Madness to boost the school spirit and students' morale. Other distinct features of this school are the required 4-years of learning Latin, declamations, and lots of seminar discussions in English and History classes. A major con of this school is the limited amount of space as the school shares the building with two other schools while the student body increases every year. We only have the first two floors and a shared gym on the 4th floor. Another attribute this school could improve on is the lack of clubs and activities after school, since they are often either overwhelmed or underwhelmed with students and have shortage of supplies/equipments.
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Like most transitions into high school, mine was difficult. However, the school made sure there were many systems n place to make sure that we could integrate in as smoothly as possible (ie. buddy say, where an future students who are in 8th grade come to school and get paired up with a current student to get the high school experience. Latin was also a daunting language to learn. It was hard at first, but we had so my resources that it gradually became so easy. It's one of my favorite subjects now!
The main problem with the Brooklyn Latin school is that it is broke. Every year, the freshman class gets bigger, which leads to the overcrowding of the halls within the one floor of the building that we occupy. Air conditioning is basically obsolete in the building (including the shared gym). Students are forced to study in their mandated uniforms while sitting in 90-degree heat in the summertime. Lack of funding led to drastic changes in teachers and the dismissal of an entire physics department. Many clubs and sports had to dissipate as well, getting rid of many opportunities. This also negatively impacted the school spirit and the students' disapproval of the administration. The IB curriculum is also squeezed into the last two years of high school instead of the entire 4 like most IB schools. This leads to a tremendous workload that prepares students for college readiness but can also detrimentally affect their mental health.